Whether you are looking for more peace or less stress in your life, meditation could be exactly what you need. For beginners, or people who are just learning about the amazing benefits meditation can provide for your mental clarity and well-being….it can often be frustrating at first.
When you first start meditating, you may experience a mix between waiting for something to happen and having your mind over flowing with thoughts; the practice of meditation can be a daunting task, and you may even feel overwhelmed by it at first –I know I have. That is why I have compiled this list of 10 tips to help get you in that perfect environment –inside and out –to begin to implement this sacred practice more regularly into your daily life.
1.Make Time for Meditation Every Day
When you are first starting out, it is important to keep with it as you may not notice the benefits right away, but the more you practice the easier it will become to quiet the mind, and get into a state of relaxation and allow the clarity to come through. Even just 5 minutes a day will guarantee you stay on track.
2.Start with Breathing
Begin every practice by breathing deeply, slowly inhaling and then exhaling and focusing solely on your breath.
3.Let Go of Any Frustrations
It is completely natural and normal to feel frustrated while learning to meditate. Try not to hold onto these thoughts, and don’t try to stop them. Just let them float on by and go back to focusing on the breath.
4.Pick A Specific Room in Your House To Meditate
Try to pick a room in your house that is free from a lot of outside noise or distractions; preferably, pick a room with minimal electronics.
5.Set Up A Peaceful Space
Consider having dim, or no lights, and burning some candles. Burning a little bit of incense or diffusing some calming essential oils (such as lavender) can help your mind and body to feel relaxed and at ease.
6.Make Sure to Not Be Distracted
Let your family, friends or roommates know that you will be busy for the allotted amount of time and to not disrupt you and be sure to put your phone on silent.
7.Feel Your Body
When you first begin, while focusing on the breath, consciously try to feel each body part, starting with your feet. Don’t actually physically touch the body parts just feel them. After you feel the feet, work your way up to the ankles, calves and so on. This is a great technique to put you in the zone.
8.Make The Commitment
Be committed to the practice. For the long haul, if you can’t find time to incorporate 5-10 minutes per day in your life for meditation, then you definitely have some “other” big issues that need to be resolved.
9.Practice Being “Present” Throughout The Day
During the day, while driving, working, eating lunch, cleaning or whatever, find a few moments of stillness in your day by quieting the mind and taking a few deep breaths.
10.Consider Meditating in The Morning
Meditating in the morning can give you a clear head and set you up for a peaceful start to your day. It can help eliminate stress before it begins.
Meditating is a great way to kick start your day and keep stress at bay. Our tips make it easy for you to get started and enjoy it. What are some of your meditation tips?